Interesting Pool Facts
Facts On All Types Of Pools
Interesting Pool facts number one. There are 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the United States, according to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP).
Swimming is the fourth most-popular sport or activity in the US. Walking is number 1, exercising with equipment is number 2, and Camping is number 3 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
According to statistics, 36 percent of children aged 7-17 years, and 15 percent of adults go swimming at least six times annually in the United States.
Swimming isn’t restricted to residential and public pools. About 91 million people over the age of 16 swim in oceans, lakes, and rivers each year in the United States.
Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children and teens (ages 7-17)
There are more than 7.3 million hot tubs in operation in the U.S., according to a study conducted by Pool and Spa Marketing.
Chlorine kills most bacteria such as E. coli in about a minute if it is maintained at proper disinfection levels (1–3 parts per million [ppm] free chlorine) and under ideal water conditions (pH at 7.5 or less; temperature at 77° F [25° C] or more) throughout the pool. However, a few germs are moderately (Giardia and Hepatitis A) to highly (Cryptosporidium) chlorine-tolerant.
Use a pool test kit to check levels and water quality. Just follow the instructions in the step-by-step guide that comes with your test kit for checking your pool water’s pH, total chlorine, total bromine, acid demand, and total alkalinity. The instructions are pretty straight forward and simple to follow.
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